Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

A 16.93 cm TL specimen (girth 28 cm) caught from Quebrada la Compania, Columbia weighed 1.125 kg (G. Kelley, IGFA application for all-tackle records, pers. comm., 10/2002).
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Distribution

South America: Trans-Andean river basins of Colombia.
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Trans-Andean river basins of Colombia.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

35.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 38504)); max. published weight: 470 g (Ref. 40637)
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Type Information

Paratype for Brycon henni Eigenmann
Catalog Number: USNM 79169
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): C. Eigenmann
Locality: Caldas, Columbia, Caldas Department, Colombia, South America
  • Paratype: Eigenmann, C. H. 1913. Indiana University Studies. No. 18: 26.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

aquaculture: commercial
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